Alberta based country star Gord Bamford (2010 CCMA Male Artist of the Year) has signed a major label deal with Sony Music Entertainment Canada. The singer and songwriter’s first album for the label titled Is It Friday Yet? will be released on March 6th.
In announcing the signing Shane Carter, President, Sony Music Entertainment Canada, said, “Sony Music is home to some of the biggest names in Country music today. We welcome Gord to the roster that made us the #1 airplay label at Country radio for a second year in row (Mediabase Canada). As well as his burgeoning career, Gord ‘s philanthropic efforts are to be commended. We are thrilled to have him call Sony Music Entertainment Canada home.”
Gord Bamford adds, “It has been a long road to get to where I am today and I am very proud of the team of people that have helped me to this point. It is every artist’s dream to play music and do what they love for a living. I have been searching for a major label home that houses a team with the same vision and goals as myself, one that really believes in the music I make…Country Music! Signing with Sony Music Entertainment Canada was probably the best Christmas gift a guy could have received. I’m ecstatic, proud and honoured with my new partnership with the label and look forward to great fun and success. I feel like a part of the Sony family already, and we are just getting started.”
The first single from the new album, the title track Is It Friday Yet,? was just released to radio stations this week.